Terre Haute man's murder conviction could get thrown out, court docs allege jury misconduct

A Terre Haute man's lawyer is asking a judge to throw out a murder conviction. It's tied to a 2018 shooting.

Posted: Jan 28, 2020 1:21 PM
Updated: Jan 28, 2020 6:35 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Terre Haute man's lawyer is asking a judge to throw out a murder conviction. It's tied to a 2018 shooting.

Dylan Morgan's lawyer is alleging juror misconduct and insufficient evidence in the murder conviction.

His sentencing is now on hold.

Morgan's attorney says he found out the jury foreman personally knows a detective who interviewed Morgan on the night of the shooting.

Last month, a jury found Morgan guilty of murdering Gage Eup.

The state says the detective did not testify at the trial and was not included on any witness lists provided to jurors before the trial.

News 10 is withholding the names of those identified in court records - but we confirmed they are friends on Facebook.

Morgan's lawyer says there's also insufficient evidence to convict Morgan of murder.

He is asking the judge to vacate the murder conviction and change it to reckless homicide...or conduct a new trial.

A hearing is set for February 10.

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